New Delhi: Amid ongoing row over Rafale deal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday asked the government to clear the air on it as early as possible. Taking it to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Sinha wrote, “Sir, Need to clear the air on ‘Rafale deal’ soon sooner the better. Every day new revelations keep coming out like skeletons from the closet. Your silence is therefore deafening. Sirji it reminds me of a famous late and great poet from Bihar Shri Kaleem Aajiz‘s famous couplets.” Also Read - COVID-19: Sports Action Happening Live During Coronavirus On Twitter
This is not first he has requested the ruling government but earlier also he had made similar requests. His tweet came in the backdrop of a mounting multi-pronged attack on the BJP-led government by the Congress, with the latter moving the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking an FIR and seizure of documents pertaining to the Rafale deal. Also Read - Govt Launches Twitter Handle for Sharing Updates on COVID-19, Will Also Bust Fake News
The political war over Rafale deal escalated a day after former France president Francois Hollande claimed that it was the Indian government which proposed the name of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as its partner in the aircraft deal.
Time and again Congress had alleged that the fresh deal for Rafale fighter jets was inked by the Narendra Modi dispensation at a cost much higher than what was negotiated by the previous government led by it.
The Congress has alleged that the corruption and violation of rules by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded answers from him.
Defending the Prime Minister and the Indian government on the Rafale deal, Finance Minister Jaitley said that Hollande’s statements were contradictory in nature. “The former French President is contradicted by the French government and Dassault, and the next day he goes and contradicts himself,” he added.